Eddie and Sue Arthur

Bible Mapper

If like me you sometimes have to produce Bible maps for PowerPoint presentations or for handouts, you will be very interested in Bible mapper. This is a free programme with the following features:

  • select the types of standard map objects you want to appear on your map (cities, mountain peaks, rivers, roads, political boundaries, etc.)
  • select terrain imagery (relief and elevation, satellite land cover, etc.) or even load your own
  • select which biblical eras to display (only those cities and boundaries that existed during that period will be displayed)
  • change the color or style of almost any object on your map, including the terrain
  • create your own custom objects (or make a duplicate of a standard object) right on your map, including points, lines, areas, and ellipses, and apply a uniform style to it from a style library
  • place your own photos or other images right on your map and add a caption and arrow
  • texturize your lines or boundary areas, allowing the underlying relief to be combined with it
  • import basic geographic data (points, lines, areas, etc.) created by other software and customize it on your map
  • print, save, or export your map, or copy it to the Windows® clipboard
  • quickly calculate the exact distance of a road, river, or custom line object
  • find a place from biblical times just by clicking on it in the Find box
  • read an encyclopedia article about a biblical place

You do need to get a registration code to use it and there is little or no technical support – but as a free piece of software, this is a real winner.

HT MGVH

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